MASH TUNS + LAUTER TUNS
Typically performed in the same tank, mash conversion is the breaking down of malts’ starch into sugars, and lautering is the separation of this sugary liquid (wort) from the remaining plant matter. These tanks come with various options for mixing, heating, discharging, and cleaning.
HOT LIQUOR TANKS
Hot liquor tanks heat and store water prior to its being added to the crushed grain (grist) in the mash tun.
Either high or low pressure boilers can generate steam for kettle heating, temperature regulation, packaging, and cleaning.
These tubular heat exchangers can be mounted on the interior or exterior of kettles and are used to heat water rapidly and efficiently.
After boiling, wort needs to be cooled quickly to protect the beer from off-flavors and oxidation. Heat exchangers are radiator-like vessels that come in single and dual-stage options.
COLD LIQUOR TANKS
Naturally, CLTs are the opposite of HLTs and store cold water for cooling the brew upon exiting the kettle/whilpool. By moving water between the two after being used for cooling or heating, brewers can significantly reduce power usage.